The Magic of Writing

In this book you'll learn the following: How to create definitions that you can use to program your magical workings How to change time and space using writing How the design of writing can help you influence the way people read your ...

Author: Taylor Ellwood

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ISBN: 9798636339281

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Learn how to apply practical magic and writing techniques together to achieve consistent results that transform your life. In the Magic of Writing, I show you how writing can become a potent magical tool that you can use to achieve consistent results. Best of all you don't need to be a an author or writer to use writing magic. All you need to do is pick up the pen, paper, or keyboard, and start creating writing that allows you to embody your magic and generate real results that change your life. In this book you'll learn the following: How to create definitions that you can use to program your magical workings How to change time and space using writing How the design of writing can help you influence the way people read your writing. How to create enchantments with metaphors. How to use the power of story to rewrite your life and experiences How to get results with your writing magic that transforms your life. The Magic of writing will introduce a whole new set of techniques and tools to your magical practice that will enable you to get amazing results that change your life.

The Magic of Writing

You will develop the skills to formulate a plot, produce vibrant characters, and write a gripping story. This book also shows you how to write a professional paper for school or to advance your career.

Author: Linda J. Falkner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595294350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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How many times have you said, "I know I have a book inside me -- if only " Now you can finally fulfill your dream of becoming a published author. The Magic of Writing will show you how to bring your writing to life with easy step-by-step directions. You will learn how to overcome writer's block, avoid common beginner's mistakes, and edit effectively. You will develop the skills to formulate a plot, produce vibrant characters, and write a gripping story. This book also shows you how to write a professional paper for school or to advance your career. The Magic of Writing will teach you what you need to know to get published and sold on major book websites such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobles. Whether you have written a future best seller, or just a book about your life to share with your children and grandchildren, you too can become a published author.

The Magic of Writing Things Down

Discusses how you can use writing to improve every area of your life.

Author: Sallyann Sheridan

Publisher: Pen Press

ISBN: 1907172025

Category: Authorship

Page: 98

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Discusses how you can use writing to improve every area of your life.

Reflections On the Magic of Writing

This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy ...

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062219909

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 400

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This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of the author's books, and reflections about the life of an author and the value of writing for young people. Reflections features the author's final interview, a foreword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and an introduction by Charlie Butler, a senior lecturer in English at the University of West England in Bristol.

The Magic Pencil

This practical and easy-to-use workbook explains forty-six individual writing projects that parents can do with children in grades one through nine.

Author: Eve Shelnutt

Publisher: Peachtree Junior

ISBN: UOM:39015021653681

Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Page: 126

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This practical and easy-to-use workbook explains forty-six individual writing projects that parents can do with children in grades one through nine. Requires no writing background of parents, and the necessary supplies are household items. 25 illustrations.

Sometimes the Magic Works

. Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345463586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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“Terry Brooks is adamant about dedicating oneself to the craft, while showing awe and humility for the creative process. . . . Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks’s self-portrait of the artist. “If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical,” says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction’s preeminent magicians. Praise for Sometimes the Magic Works “A marvelously pragmatic initiation to the art of writing.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina “[A] succinct and warmhearted autobiographical meditation on the writing life.”—Publishers Weekly “A wise, warm-hearted book—part autobiography, part how-to-do-it manual, with some amazingly candid behind-the-scenes material . . . Fantasy fans, novice writers, and even veteran pros will learn plenty from it.”—Robert Silverberg, award-winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles

The Magic of Memoir

This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.

Author: Linda Joy Myers

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631521485

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book. In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers's and Warner's interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman. This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion. Contributors include: Jill Kandel, Eanlai Cronin, Peter Gibb, Lynette Charity, Lynette Charity, Roseann M. Bozzone, Carol E. Anderson, Bella Mahaya Carter, Krishan Bedi, Sarah Conover, Leza Lowitz, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Lynette Benton, Kelly Kittel, Robert W. Finertie, Rita M. Gardner, Robert Hammond, Marina Aris, LaDonna Harrison, Jill Smolowe, Alison Dale, Vanya Erickson, Sonvy Sammons, Laurie Prim, Ashley Espinoza, Jing Li, Nancy Chadwick-Burke, Dhana Musil, Crystal-Lee Quibell, Apryl Schwab, Irene Sardanis, Jude Walsh, Fran Simone, Rosalyn Kaplus, Rosie Sorenson, Rosie Sorenson, Jerry Waxler, and Ruthie Stender.

The Magic Words Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent.

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Writing Through

"Writing Through, the international educational NGO, believes that creative writing can be the key to opening minds.

Author: Sue Guiney

Publisher:

ISBN: 1916098908

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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"Writing Through, the international educational NGO, believes that creative writing can be the key to opening minds. Through its specialized workshops, it aims to develop thinking skills, language fluency and self-esteem in populations at risk through financial hardship or societal neglect... In these pages, you will find poetry written in workshops throughout Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore." -- cover, page [4]

The Magic of Fiction

Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to ...

Author: Beth Hill

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ISBN: 0997177004

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

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Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

Writing as Craft and Magic

This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the ...

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079335538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic"). Applying this method to news and feature writing--both print and online--it focuses on leads, organization, transition, clarity, drama, and other elements that drive good writing toward excellence. Aimed at students in upper-level undergraduate writing and reporting courses, Writing as Craft and Magic provides a clear and succinct instructional system--with practical models, a wealth of examples, and step-by-step guides--to help students understand and apply craft and magic to daily assignments. Author Carl Sessions Stepp, a seasoned journalist at the national level, structures his system in three parts. He first evokes the art of writing, then applies that art to standard journalistic writing, and concludes with a strong section on advanced writing techniques for features. He also offers advice and tips on how newsrooms currently operate in the age of multimedia journalism. This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the daily news cycle.

The Magic of Blood

In this dynamic collection of short stories, including eight from Winners on the Pass Line (1985), Dagoberto Gilb captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people ...

Author: Dagoberto Gilb

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802133991

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Dagoberto Gilb is a powerful and important new talent in American fiction. Fresh, funny, relentless, and beautifully crafted, his writing possesses that rare Chekhovian ability to perfectly capture the nuances of ordinary life and make it resonate with unexpected meaning.

THOTH God of the Moon Magic and Writing

The legends of THOTH, God of the Moon, Magic and Writing as told by many Egyptian and Greek fables. This is combined with an examination of many of the integral facets of Egyptian history that is accorded to Thoth.

Author: tenzin gyurme

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557435999

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The Magical Writing Grimoire

From letter writing for creating closure to dream diaries, writing is a powerful process for moving your dreams into manifestation. The Magical Writing Grimoire approaches writing as a self-actualizing, intentional, and healing act.

Author: Lisa Marie Basile

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781592339341

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Part guided journaling practice, part interactive magical grimoire, The Magical Writing Grimoire shows you how to incorporate writing as a magical tool to create healing and amplify spell-casting. Whenever and wherever you are, word magic is with you. During times of chaos or pain, or simply when you need a cosmic boost, writing can help. In fact, healers, therapists, and magical practitioners have long incorporated writing in their practices. From letter writing for creating closure to dream diaries, writing is a powerful process for moving your dreams into manifestation. The Magical Writing Grimoire approaches writing as a self-actualizing, intentional, and healing act. You will learn how to combine writing with ritual and magic for self-discovery, clarifying intentions, creating and making things happen, and manifestation. You will also be guided in how to create a personal grimoire—a magical book of self rituals, spells, and intentions. Each chapter contains writing prompts that also incorporate magical ritual and tools including working with crystals, spell incantation, or candle alchemy. Other rituals and prompts may be set up for certain moon phases or ask you to bury or burn a piece of paper. Equal parts practical and inspiring, The Magical Writing Grimoire shows you how to wield your word as your wand.

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading?

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815332300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages explore the significance of the written document as the key icon of a whole era. Both philosophers and artists, both poets and clerics wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion that reading and writing represented essential epistemological tools for spiritual, political, religious, and philosophical quests. To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the medieval book, the contributors to this volume examine pertinent statements by medieval philosophers and French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian poets.

A Magic Place Reading In The School Room Rdr3

A Magic Place Introduces Children To The Joy Of Reading Literature And Other Well-Loved Texts At School. The Appealing Layout And The Delightful Illustrations Enable Children To Understand And Appreciate A Wide Range Of Writing In English.

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Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 8125025804

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A Magic Place Introduces Children To The Joy Of Reading Literature And Other Well-Loved Texts At School. The Appealing Layout And The Delightful Illustrations Enable Children To Understand And Appreciate A Wide Range Of Writing In English. A Magic Place Encourages Children To Read More.